DARRAN BRENNAN

NOVELIST I SONGWRITER I MUSIC PRODUCER

Donnacha lives on a remote Irish island. Haunted by the memory of his institutionalised wife and failing at being a surrogate father to his niece and nephew, he tries to find new meaning in his life by giving refuge to an African teen who has albinism.

In parts of Africa, people with albinism are considered magical and witch doctors convince people that taking a broth made from their body parts brings good luck and wealth. This makes them a hunted people.

Dubliner, Jonah Odjinwahlia has a world-changing scientific theory. But when his petty criminal of a father plans to sell him to traffickers, he hides away on the island of Treoir. But his arrival amongst the sheltered community sparks old superstitions. When Jonah goes missing his benefactor and guardian, Donnacha, sets off on a perilous trek across Tanzania.

Set against an ultra-conservative backdrop, Treoir is both a gripping plot and a treatise on cultural norms and superstitions that span the modern and third world and our arbitrary remedies for the fragility of human nature—that can legitimise our most abhorrent behaviours.

When Superstition and Fear Have no Boundaries,

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David Beckler (Author of the Mason and Sterling Series)

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2020

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